funny house

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Noun1.funny house - pejorative terms for an insane asylumfunny house - pejorative terms for an insane asylum
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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That's all right, you're better!...No excitement!...And what a funny house, isn't it, with landscapes like that in it?"
For instance, a man one day came in, in a rather perturbed state of mind, having been dubbed by his fellow clerks a candidate for the funny house, as he expressed himself.
The author analyzes Georgia Douglas Johnson's Plums, Blue Blood, Bronze, A Sunday Morning in the South, Blue-Eyed Black Boy, and Safe; Zora Neale Hurston's Color Struck, Dust Tracks on a Road (her autobiography), The First One, Jonah's Gourd Vine, Their Eyes Were Watching God, "Spunk," some of her research on voodoo and folklore, and some of her revues; Alice Childress's Wedding Band, Wine in the Wilderness, Trouble in Mind, and Florence; Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and her memoirs in To Be Young, Gifted and Black, and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, as well as the unfinished Toussaint; Adrienne Kennedy's Funny House of a Negro, The Owl Answers, A Rat's Mass, A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White, and Sleep Deprivation Chamber.